Beloved Musician Pronounced Dead After Suffering Stoke; Leaves Behind Wife & Family

November 05, 2018

There has been some devastating news that has come in. A beloved musician has passed away after suffering a stroke. The music industry is taking the news extremely hard.

At this time, we are asking our readers to keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Many fans have expressed their condolences to the family through multiple social media platforms. Other fellow musicians have paid tribute to the family as well.

It comes with great sadness to report that Dave Rowland of the country group "Dave & Sugar" has passed away after suffering from a stroke, according to "Billboard." He was 74 years old.

According to a press release, Rowland died on Thursday, November 1, in his home in Nashville of complications from a stroke.

Rowland quickly shot to fame in the 1970s as the lead singer in the pop-style country blend, "Dave & Sugar" and was joined by his female partners, beginning with Jackie Frantz and Vicki Hackeman in 1975.

Over the course of his successful music career, Rowland racked up many hits including 16 singles charting on the Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart between 1975 and 1981. He had three No. 1 singles: "The Door Is Always Open," "Tear Time," and "Golden Years."

Rowland is survived by his wife, Terri Rowland. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.